Friday, 28 October 2011

Match Preview: Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 29.10.11


City meet Wolves again on Saturday after having beaten them convincingly on Wednesday night in the Carling Cup.  Like City, Wolves made big changes to their line up mid-week so don’t be surprised to see just 2 familiar faces in their line up on Saturday (Ward and Doyle).

Last week against Swansea, Wolves looked like they’d never met each other, particulary in the midfield as Swansea conducted things. If they play the same way it’s hard to expect anything but a David Silva masterclass.  Personally I wouldn’t be upset to see Nasri start with Johnson.  Losing Silva before our trip to Villareal would be a disaster.

Football is all about league position and you can be sure that Mick McCarthy will be doing all he can to keep a clean sheet, something that only Bayern Munich have achieved in 6 months.  We have to be optimistic about our chances for three points.

City follow this fixture with a trip to Spain in the Champions League next week, so it will be interesting to see who Mancini rests on Saturday.  Could he surprise us all and start with Dzeko and leave Balotelli on the bench?

Starting Line Up Guess :
Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott,  Kolorov, Barry, Toure, Nasri, Johnson, Balotelli, Aguero

Injuries
Wolves : Zubar, Foley, Fletcher
City : Hargreaves

FWIW : Match prediction  City 3 Wolves 1

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